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A musician passed away
just the other day. In all likelihood you never knew his name. But you've probably heard him, no exaggeration, on thousands
of occasions. He was drummer Earl Palmer
, and some of the thousands of songs he propelled with his versatile grooves and masterful sense of time include Tutti Frutti
, La Bamba
, Let's Go Get Stoned
, I Don't Need No Doctor
, Unchained Melody
, You've Lost That Loving Feeling
... the list goes on and on
. Oh, and there's the TV themes he drummed on, like say, Mission Impossible
. And here you can see New Orleans native Earl demonstrating how he put the beat under Professor Longhair's classic Tipitina
and on Fats Domino's I'm Walkin'
. He was one superb rhythmist. Au revoir, Earl Palmer
. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Sep 28, 2008 -